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Aug 26 2011

Office Depot Recalls Desk Chairs Due to Pinch Hazard

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability

Products manufactured with inadequate or substandard materials may inadvertently cause extensive injury to its owner, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .


Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Desk Chairs






Office Depot is recalling 34,000 Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Custom Fit desk chairs manufactured in China and sold in the United States. The mid-back fabric chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 996-190 with the date of manufacture, P.O. number and “Made in China” are printed on labels located on the underside of the seat bottom.  Affected chairs have a manufacture date between March 2009 and May 2011, listed in Year/Month/Date format (e.g. date code 20100812 represents August 12, 2010).

A consumer’s finger can get caught in an opening in the chair’s tilt mechanism, posing a pinch hazard to consumers and Office Depot has received one report of a consumer who was injured when his finger was pinched by the chair’s tilt mechanism. These chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at from May 2009 through June 2011 for about $170.
Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot’s recall hotline to receive a free repair kit with a cover for the tilt mechanism.  Consumers should write down the P.O. number found on the underside of the chair for reference when contacting Office Depot.
For additional information, contact Office Depot toll-free at (855) 259-5093 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at